Ranking parameters by Global entities not relevant to India – Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Indian Higher Education system has often been criticized for it’s declining quality and poor performance in Global Higher University Rankings. Latest Rankings by Times Higher Education revealed that no Indian University was seen in the Top 200 list. Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor today in Rajya Sabha stated that “the criteria are neither universally accepted nor recognized and are therefore sometimes subjected to criticism in academic circles. Some of these parameters may not be relevant for Indian higher educational institutions and therefore, these rankings cannot constitute the basis for benchmarking of Indian institutions”.

The above comment was given on the Ranking parameters and criteria of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) system, the Times Higher Education (THE), World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

However, Dr. Shashi Tharoor assured that The Government is continuously striving to improve the quality of higher education in the country by legislative initiatives as well as schemes and programmes.

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With inputs from Press Information Bureau

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